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Peace Officers in Buffalo Continue Patrols

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – The agency know as the Buffalo Special Police continues patrolling city streets. But peace officers would not be a solution if Buffalo police were to stage a strike.

Many city residents may be unaware that peace officers are also working along city streets to lend a hand in the fight against street crime.

The Buffalo Special Police mission is "to protect life and property, and to improve the quality of life in the City of Buffalo."

But the organization is not new. It was established in 1927 under the city charter. It is compromised of men and women peace officers who are 100% volunteers at no cost to the city. The peace officers wear uniforms, but are not police officers. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports.

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